highlights from VIRTUAL pitch night 2020

Industry 4.0 Accelerator Fund announces $110k investment in Autaza North America

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Awards went to three companies in four categories...
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Best Cleantech

Hardware Company

Archimedes

Sponsors:

EGLE & Centrepolis Accelerator

Award: $10,000

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Best Industry 4.0 Accelerator Company

S3D

Sponsor: Automation Alley

Award: $10,000

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Best Manu-Tech

Hardware Company

Invisible AI

Sponsors: Hurst Foundation & Lean Rocket Lab

Award: $10,000

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People's Choice

Award

Archimedes

Sponsor: Jaffe Law

Award: $5,000

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OCT 2  | 

2020

NATIONAL MANUFACTURING DAY
VIRTUAL PITCH EVENT!

Fully-virtual simulcast event that featured a live pitch competition from pre-selected startups with awards provided for Best Company in Industry 4.0, Manufacturing Tech, Cleantech Hardware categories. 

Award Sponsors
$10,000 - Hurst Foundation & Lean Rocket Lab

$10,000 - EGLE & Centrepolis
$10,000 - Automation Alley

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COMPETITION JUDGES

Pictures by Mevo Creative Studios, Video by Motown Media

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ROBERT JACKSON

ASSISTANT DIVISION DIRECTOR, MATERIALS MANAGEMENT DIVISION
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RYAN WADDINGTON

FOUNDER & GENERAL PARTNER, HURON RIVERS VENTURES,  CO-FOUNDER HALO GROWTH VENTURES
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ANITA QUILLEN

PRESIDENT & CEO, DIVERSIFIED ENGINEERING & PLASTICS
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DAVID SHIKERY

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY, ORBITFORM MANAGER, SHIRKEY FAMILY OFFICE
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JOSH
BERG

DIRECTOR INNOVATION VENTURES CORPORATE ENGINEERING AND R&D MAGNA INTERNATIONAL
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KARL
HENN

DIRECTOR LEAR'S SEATING SYSTEMS, PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
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PATTI POPPE

PRESIDENT & CEO, 
CMS ENERGY & CONSUMERS 
ENERGY

PREM BODAGALA

DIRECTOR RED CEDAR VENTURES, DIRECTOR MICHIGAN RISE, PRE SEED III FUND

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sponsors

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